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Timothy + Elina | An Elopement | Lake Garda, Italy

It was my first visit to Riva del Garda, on the mountainous north bank of the stunning Lake Garda, and I was blown away by how beautiful it was.  I have always loved Italian culture, the architecture and, of course the food, so was very much looking forward to shooting there.

I had a chance the day before the Elopment filming to take some shots of the surrounding area, including the Dolomites (which feature in the rather stunning opening shot!) and get a flavour of Riva for the opening of the film.  I always like to establish a sense of place in my films, so location is always important to my wedding videography, and something I always consider when taking on a commision.

Timothy and Elina are a truly international couple, Timothy from the UK and Elina from Ukraine, who love everything Italian.  It was a joy to spend the day with them and photographer David Bradford taking in the sights of the romantic town, and being a part of their ceremony.

Unlike a traditional wedding, an Elopement is a far more intimate affiar with just the couple, but the photographer and I made sure they had time to themselves througout the day.

As they only wanted a short film, it allowed me time to really focus on composing some really nice shots and tell a simple story of their love.

Toby Sleigh-Johnson is an award winning wedding videographer based in Greenwich, London and specialising in timeless, elegant and cinematic wedding videography. He has been filming weddings for over 10 years across the UK and overseas.

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  • Sometimes a job comes along and you know it was suited to your style of work: historical location, strong emotions, a blend of cultures and languages and a couple who were not only so obviously deeply in love, but a pair of very cool cucumbers.  Pearlie and Matias’ attention to detail, in their choice of outfits, locations and wedding design made it very easy for me to create one of my favourite pieces of work to date.

The couple choose the beautiful Museum of the Order of St John for their ceremony, which is a beautiful 16th Century Gatehouse hidden away in Clerkenwell, London. As soon as I saw photos from inside the building I knew I wanted to shoot there!

Pearlie got ready with her bridesmaids at the nearby Zetter Townhouse, which is a stylish boutique hotel, perfectly suited to the couple. The relaxed environment during the morning preparations allowed me to capture some great shots.

Their reception venue was the nearby at St John’s Restaurant, which was an obvious choice for a couple into fine dining!

The whole day was filled with emotion, from Pearlie’s father seeing his daughter in her dress for the first time, through the emotional personal vows (in Spanish and English), a tearful Tea Ceremony and a dramatic Argentinian Tango, which the couple stunned their guests with before the party began. I knew this dance was a big part of the day and something they had been practising for some time, so I felt it should be a key component of their film- not only does it feature heavily, it also influenced the choice of music I used as a soundtrack for their film.

One of the beautiful readings during the ceremony included the line: “We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.” This line was a perfect bridge into the evening dancing, which takes the film to it’s end.
  • Introducing Matias and Pearlie a pair of very cool Argentinian/Singaporean London-dwelling Tango-Dancing cucumbers...
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  • Pearlie, Matias and their friends and family sure knew how to party!
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  • Introducing Matias and Pearlie a pair of very cool Argentinian/Singaporean London-dwelling Tango-Dancing cucumbers...
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  • Introducing Pearlie, a very cool Singaporean London-dwelling Tango-Dancing cucumber... @qpeeks .
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  • It's always great to film overseas but sometimes we can forget that we have one of the coolest cities in the world right on our doorstep, inhabited by some very cool cucumbers, like this Singaporean/Argentinian Tango-dancing pair who call London home...
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  • Introducing Matias, a very cool Argentinian London-dwelling Tango-Dancing cucumber... @surfingmonk .
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  • Lisa | Nick // Saturday 8th June 2018 // coming soon.
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